Having first looked at joost a few days ago, I wasn’t very impressed with the contents I could find. But certainly, they are (were?) still in beta. Now you can read everywhere that they are signing new deals with content providers / producers / TV stations.
In Tuesdayâ€™s deal with Time Warner Inc.â€™s Turner Broadcasting System, Joost said it would air episodes of the popular â€œAqua Teen Hunger Forceâ€ and â€œRobot Chickenâ€ from Turnerâ€™s Adult Swim network, along with â€œLarry King Liveâ€ and other CNN news and interview programs.
Still doesn’t sound too great to me, but then there are apparently other deals, such as:
- Sony Corp. will run episodes of several old TV series including â€œCharlieâ€™s Angelsâ€ and â€œStarsky & Hutchâ€ on Joost.
- Time Warnerâ€™s Sports Illustrated will run photo shoots and programs about its swimsuit issue.
- The National Hockey League will broadcast vintage games and game highlights.
- Hasbro Inc. will run old episodes of â€œTransformersâ€ and â€œG.I. Joe.â€
If they continue like this, then they will soon enough have a lot of good quality content. Considering that you can choose what you watch, and the fact that the quality of the streamed (peer-to-peer) videos is very good, this is a real competition to any regular cable TV…